901:5-2-09 Existing permanent storage vessels erected on site.

(A) Neither the owner nor any other person shall use a permanent storage vessel erected on site and existing on the effective date of this rule to hold liquid fertilizer unless the provisions of this rule have been complied with.

(B) Owners of existing permanent storage vessels erected on site shall, no later than January 1, 2003, have a baseline inspection done on each vessel by an authorized inspector to determine if the vessels comply with the API 650 standard.

(1) The baseline inspection report for each exsisting permanent storage vessel erected on site that complies with the API 650 standard shall be kept on the property where the vessel is located.

(2) The baseline inspecton report for each exsisting permanent storage vessel erected on site that does not comply with the API 650 standard shall be kept on the property where the vessel is located. The owner shall also notify the department of agriculture of the non-compliance and provide the department with a copy of the baseline inspection report.

(C) Owners of an existing permanent storage vessel erected on site that does not comply with the API 650 standard shall not continue to use the vessel for the storage of liquid fertilizer unless within sixty days of date of issuance of the base line inspection report:

(1) They obtain written verification from an authorized inspector stating that, based upon generally accepted engineering standards and practices, the vessel is safe to continue to be used in its present condition for the storage of liquid fertilizer; or,

(2) They obtain written verification from an authorized inspector stating that, based upon generally accepted engineering standards and practices, the vessel is safe to continue in use for the storage of liquid fertilizer if the vessel is used in compliance with restrictions or limitations specified by the authorized inspector in his written verification; or,

(3) They obtain written verification from an authorized inspector listing, based upon generally accepted engineering standards and practices, the repairs or modifications that are necessary to make the vessel safe for the storage of liquid fertilizer and any measures, limitations, or restrictions which are necessary to make the vessel safe to continue in use while the vessel undergoes repair or modification.

Owners shall provide the department with a copy of each written verification issued.

(D) After the initial base line inspection is issued for an exsisting permanent storage vessel erected on site, a new base line inspection shall be done every ten years to determine compliance with this rule. If an authorized inspector determines that a shorter inspection interval is necessary, susequent base line inspections shall be conducted in accordance with that interval.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/17/2013 and 05/17/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 905.44
Rule Amplifies: 905.44
Prior Effective Dates: 11/12/01